Valentine's Day is just around the corner. For some it is pure romance, for others it is just a day like any other. Nevertheless, it offers a good opportunity to pamper your loved ones. Because not only the partner is pleased guaranteed about a few extra flowers, also your beloved four-legged friend can get his money's worth on the day of love. And because love goes through the stomach, we present you today two delicious recipes for hearty dog cookies for Valentine's Day. Easy to make, beautiful to look at and ideal for giving as gifts. With the help of our magic ingredient beet, our self-made cookies not only get a beautiful reddish color, but also the healthy plus. Beet is full of vitamins, iron, potassium and other nutrients, has a positive effect on the immune system, as well as the digestive tract and also makes shiny fur and resistant dog skin.
A little tip: The beautiful red-pink color of the beet has a disadvantage - it stains. So when cooking, baking and handling the red tuber is best to wear gloves and an apron.
1. Williams Love Balls
- 150 g cooked beet
- ½ apple
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 tsp honey
- 100 g spelt flakes
- 100 g spelt flour
Cut the precooked beet into small pieces. Peel the apple and add it chopped with the banana, then process everything with the help of a blender or a shredder to a porridge-like mass. Now add the honey, spelt flakes and spelt flour. Preheat the oven to 150°C top/bottom heat. Using gloves and a spoon, form small round "mouth-sized" balls from the mixed mass and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Now bake William's Love Balls for about 20 minutes. For larger balls, extend the baking time by 5 minutes. Ready is the delicious, hearty dog snack for Valentine's Day.
2. Williams Honeymoon Heart Cookies
- 250 g spelt flour
- 250 g poultry liver sausage
- 50 g spelt flakes
- 100 ml beet juice
- a small dash of William Walker Premium Linseed Oil "Lucky Love
Mix together about ¾ of the spelt flour, the liver sausage and spelt flakes. Then mix with the beet juice and linseed oil. The ingredients must be kneaded well (be sure to remember the gloves). Work the rest of the spelt flour into the dough and spread it preferably on a surface covered with baking paper. Roll out the dough to a thickness of about ½ cm and cut out the cookies using heart shapes. Place everything on a baking tray covered with baking paper. Bake the dog cookies in a preheated oven at 200 °C top/bottom heat for about 20 minutes. Depending on the volume of the cookies, the baking time varies by plus/minus 5 minutes.
With our tasty recipes for Valentine's Day you can show your dog once again how much you love him. In addition, self-made cookies for the gourmet snout is always an ideal and with love made gift for a dog owner. The cookies are best dried overnight on the heater, then they are also nice and long lasting. Then you can put them in a bag, tie a bow on it - and the little Valentine's gift is ready.
If you say dog cookies are a great idea, but baking them yourself isn't your thing, then be sure to check out our delicious William Walker Treats. They're guaranteed to be delicious, and all varieties come in handy tasting sizes.
Feel free to leave a comment telling us how your favorite four-legged friends enjoyed our cookie variations.
From Louisa Knoll